Rather, it's a handgun. But not just any handgun. It's Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.'s newest .380 — the same model of the semi-automatic pistol that Gov. Rick Perry said he used to kill a coyote that threatened his daughter's Labrador during an early morning jog in February.
The Connecticut-based gun maker seemed to celebrate Perry's slaying of the varmint by creating the distinctive weapon, which is emblazoned with the words "Coyote Special" on one side of the slide and "A True Texan" on the other side.
As one of the customers said, this is a slick sales gimmick by a Connecticut company appealing to the Texan adoration of their governor.
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